The city of Angkor Thom is home to the infamous Bayon Temple, Baphoun, the ancient Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. This epic 12th-century Buddhist city was built in perfectly geometric square, with the outer gates running directly north, south, east and west.
The Roots When Angkor Wat was rediscovered in the early 20th century by French archaeologists, all of the temples were heavily overgrown – but none so spectacularly as Ta Prohm (Old Brahma or Rajavihara). When monuments of a once glorious period lay forgotten for nearly 500 years, the Cambodian jungle wasted no time claiming it. […]
From the Italian Renaissance to ancient Cambodia, it would appear women have always made the best muses. The ancient Khmer civilization that flourished from the 8th to the 14th centuries was not restricted to Cambodia, but rather encompassed most of Southeast Asia. More so than many modern societies, Khmer culture gave women social, political and […]
Angkor Wat’s Past Is Your Future Dream For many, hearing the name Angkor Wat will bring the attention immediately to ancient, grand Buddhist temples. But there is more to Angkor Wat than just temples. History was written here. Stones were set in movement to the Universe’s spirit. Kings rules realms which were godly. Priests have […]